I Learned Something New Today – Renting with National

I held two car rentals for our upcoming trip.  One with Avis and the other with National.  Avis was a little bit cheaper but as an Emerald Club member I love picking out my own car.  And Daughter really, really loved to pick out the cars.  She loves flying into Orlando and then pacing that row of cars to pick out the perfect one! (Its always black and sporty looking.) So I was trying to figure out if there was an aisle to pick from in Charleston airport or if you are assigned a car.  I found my answer!  Looks like National will assign me a car, bummer…


Emerald Club members:

  • Simply reserve a Midsize car at participating locations in the U.S. or Canada.
  • When you arrive at the location, go directly to the Aisle or Executive areas.
  • Choose any car – any size, color, make or model – and only pay the reserved Midsize rate. The keys are in the cars.

US Locations:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago Midway, IL
  • Chicago OHare, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas Love, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Dayton, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Fresno, CA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Hartford, CT
  • Houston Hobby, TX
  • Houston Intercontinental, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • JFK, NY
  • Jackson, MS
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lihue, HI
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Manchester, NH
  • Maui, HI
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York City La Guardia, NY
  • Newark, NJ
  • Oakland, CA
  • Ontario, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Raleigh / Durham, NC
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa, FL
  • Washington Dulles, DC
  • Washington National, DC
  • West Palm Beach, FL

Canadian Locations:

  • Calgary, AB
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Montreal, QB
  • Toronto, ON
  • Vancouver, BC


List of locations is subject to change without notice. Emerald Club and its services require a signed Master Rental Agreement on file.

Here is the link to the list: https://www.nationalcar.com/index.do?action=emcIndex.do&type=uszl-withnav-header


So I am pretty sure now I am going to go with Avis, its about twenty dollars less and since the cars are assigned anyway it is all the same. That is twenty dollars we can use for lunch or ice cream on our trip. But I will keep checking the prices prior to our trip when I have time.

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